Cast and crew members of Shakespeare in Delaware Park celebrated the writer’s 450th birthday Wednesday. The group read excerpts of the William Shakespeare’s sonnets, monolouges and plays all day in honor of his legacy.
Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio. Tony traveled to Los Angeles this past week where he saw two shows -- Noel Coward's "A Song at Twilight" and actress Annette Bening in "Ruth Draper's Monologues."
One of Shakespeare’s most tragic romances will be staged tonight at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Neglia Ballet Artists performs its production of Romeo and Juliet. WBFO’S senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited a rehearsal where Sergio Neglia practiced with his partner - a ballerina from Argentina.
Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio with a review of "The Trojan Women," now playing through April 19 at Theaterloft. It's a presentation of Buffalo Public Theatre in association with Ujima Company.
Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio about Tony's recent trip to New York City, where he caught "Rocky, the Musical" and "Aladdin, the Musical." Plus, Tony reviews "Once" at Shea's, which he describes as "beautifully staged." And he highly recommends TOY Company's production of "Robin Hood."
WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and theater critic Anthony Chase are still enjoying the St. Patrick Day's holiday by noting the Irish theme of several local shows. Tony previews "Once," opening Tuesday at the Shea's Performing Arts Center. Plus, he has reviews of "Stones in His Pocket" at the Irish Classical Theatre, "Good People" at the Kavinoky and "An Iliad" at Road Less Traveled.
Theater critic Anthony Chase is joined by Gabe DiMaio on Theater Talk, as Tony shares his experience of viewing a play in Washington, DC starring actress Kathleen Turner. He also reviews "Porgy and Bess" at the Shea's Performing Arts Center.
The Gerswhins' Porgy and Bess continues on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center Friday evening. A Western New Yorker is debuting in the first national tour of the show. WBFO's Eileen Buckley had a chance to meet with that cast member.
Gabe DiMaio joins critic Anthony Chase as the new co-host of WBFO's Theater Talk. This week, Tony talks about his presentation this afternoon at Buffalo State where he'll explore the career of film icon Mae West. Then, they'll touch on Porgy and Bess at Shea's and "Good People" at the Kavinoky Theater.
Theater Talk host Anthony Chase will appear Friday night on WNED Television at 9:30 for a special program that offers a sneak peak at the 2014 Shaw Festival Season. Chase and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley discuss the program. Chase also gives us a rundown of some of the local theater shows now on stage.
This week on Theater Talk, co-host Anthony Chase takes us to a Nancy Drew mystery at the Theatre Of Youth. He also tells us about the mystery surrounding The Mountaintop, a docudrama by Subversive Theater. And Chase also has a scoop about Broadway star and Buffalo's own Michele Ragusa.
This week on Theater Talk co-host Anthony Chase and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss what's opening and what's already on stage. O'Connell and Company's The Lady With All The Answers" continues. Actress Mary Kate O'Connell portrays Ann Landers.
Opening Friday night, January 24, 2014 Road Less Traveled Productions presents -- Very Fine Use of a Grenade. Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss the production. Chase provides insight and back stories on the original version.
A most unusual Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert will be staged this Saturday, for one show only, at Kleinhans Music Hall. The BPO is teaming up with Cirque Musica. Among the cast performing are two members of the famed Wallenda family. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Lyric Wallenda, the cousin of daredevil Nik Wallenda, about the circus artisans performing with live BPO music below.
The audience is having a 'Wicked' time at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. The musical Wicked is on stage now until January 26. WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley chat about the elaborate production. Chase also takes us to the Kavinoky Theater in Buffalo for Proof in this week's edition of Theater Talk.
As WBFO's Theater Talk begins another New Year, host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley tell us about new shows opening in Buffalo next week. That includes Wicked at Shea's and Proof at The Kavinoky Theatre.
Looking for a stocking stuffer? WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley talk about a possible theater ticket that is a must-buy. Chase also explains how Chicago's theater scene runs parallels to Buffalo's theater district.
A brand new theater group has been formed now that Buffalo Public Theatre is working in association with Ujima Theatre. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked to one of the co-creators of the group, Loraine O'Donnell, about an ambitious production of The Wizard of Oz, now on stage at Theatre Loft on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.
This week on Theater Talk, host Anthony Chase and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley offer a conversation about several holiday performances now on stage, including a review of the Buffalo Public Theatre'sThe Wizard of Oz.
Chase also weighs in with a quick critique of NBC's live performance of The Sound of Music.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra hits the stage Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. with a special breakfast Holiday Pops performance featuring Buffalo's own Michele Ragusa. The singer and Off-Broadway star visited our studio's to discuss the holiday show and her latest stage performances with WBFO'S Eileen Buckley.
Mannheim Steamroller has managed to span the generations with its music for close to 40 years. Sunday night, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas will perform at Shea's Performing Arts Center. The show is part of Mannheim's holiday tours across the U.S.
A local dance theater and school of ballet is preparing for a special holiday performance. Configuration School of Ballet will present Tales of Winter Sunday afternoon at the Flickinger Theater at Nichols School in Buffalo. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the ballet will feature excerpts from The Grinch, Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suites and other works.